Track and trace Learners results. What do SCORM compliance, AICC, XAPI and CMI5 mean?

Challenge to Learn

Do you want to buy a LMS or an authoring tool and are you wondering what the best option is for tracking the results of your learners? SCORM is a standard in e-Learning that makes it possible to track and trace the results of your learners in a Learning Management system (LMS).

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Day 2 @LSCON, Nice keynote and I finally understand TinCan, Experience API, Scorm, ADL, IACC and CMI-5…….

Challenge to Learn

Later on the ADL was formed and they wanted a more extended standard, based on the AICC specs. So the ADL developed Scorm in a different (technical) way and we ended up with two standards. Both the ADL and AICC where working on a new generation of standards. ADL announced TinCan (version one will be out shortly) and the AICC worked on CMI-5. Day 2 of the conference. I started the day with the keynote session, before the keynote some announcements were made.

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Experience API: Will it sweep the eLearning nation?

Web Courseworks

conference I had the opportunity to speak with Michael Rochelle of Brandon Hall and Aaron Silvers of ADL on the new emerging Experience API (also known as Tin Can) and have been given great insight. Experience API is coding that tracks a person’s learning activity even if that [.]. eLearning Aaron Silvers ADL Brandon Hall elearning Experience API Jon Aleckson LAMP environment Learning 3.0 AKA Tin Can While at the Learning 3.0

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Project Tincan: What should SCORM 2.0 look like?: Participate!

Challenge to Learn

They do a project for the ADL to investigate what the next version of SCORM should look like. SCORM is the standard of the e-Learning industry and now and then we say less nice things about it, but it is our guarantee (most of the times) that content from our authoring systems will actually run in most LMS, and that the learners progress and results are tracked and reported. Today I was interviewed by Ben Clarck from Rustici software.

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Mike Rustici – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

Traditional vendors are largely adopting at the SCORM parity level and using Tin Can as a better way to track formal training programs. I think we mostly know how to track informal learning with Tin Can now, but there is still a long way to go in making useful information out of all that data. Tracking should be opt-in when possible. When asking a question about compliance training, we will outfit the compliance violation tracking system to notify us when violations occur.

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April 2016 #Obsidianchat Summary

Obsidian Learning

Art is a member of the ADL CMI-5 committee , and is an expert on both xAPI and CMI-5. You can of course also track traditional elearning with xAPI.” -@AWerkenthin. StephenPVictor tweeted that “xAPI allows you track a lot more learning activities than SCORM does.

Part One: How We Decide to Do Work

Experience API

A couple of days ago, I wrote about the state of ADL and Rustici Software’s take on it. We wrapped a little bit of code and interface around our core product (SCORM Engine), labeled it SCORM Test Track, and shared it. ADL’s guiding hand. And to ADL, would you approve of that?

Real (e)Learning Heroes

Clark Quinn

The Department of Defense’s ADL initiative decided upon a version, to move things forward, and thus was born SCORM. And if not, there’s always the ADL to wield the ‘800 lb gorilla’ argument. This standard enables tracking and analytics beyond the course.

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What is the AICC Standard and How is it Relevant to My eLearning Plan?

Docebo

When the AICC disbanded, they transferred the CMI-5 project to the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative to ensure continued access to all of your training content. The AICC is dissolved, but having an LMS that supports AICC is still crucial.

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Why the Experience API (xAPI) Is Crucial to Your eLearning Success

Trivantis

The Experience API (xAPI) is an updated standard for tracking eLearning; it shows a more complete picture of your learners’ activity than SCORM does. Years later, when SCORM couldn’t do everything needed, the ADL asked Rustici Software to create an updated standard: The Experience API or xAPI.

Experience (Tin Can) API: What to Expect from Your LMS Provider

Bottom-Line Performance

ADL, or Advanced Distributive Learning , is the government agency behind the spec. The SCORM API is tested and reliable for tracking of basic information such as course completion, time spent taking a course, completion date, and post-test score. Tin Can. Experience. TIN CAN!

Profile Recipes vs. xAPI Profiles

Experience API

The “profile”, as it relates to the Registry, was intended as an abstract concept that allowed a user to “request” a namespace, under which they could track the items in their information model, and specifically, where they could link one or more recipes. An “ xAPI profile ” is a newer concept, created by ADL in a more formal way through their BAA process. What’s the difference between profile recipes and xAPI profiles?

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Anthony Altieri @aa_altieri "Analytics: What You Want to Know" #DevLearn

Learning Visions

For specific user date on devices and more - you need to enable what they call "user tracking" -- although google terms don't allow you to send personal informaiton e.g You can give a unique token to each user and it will track those users (although not personal data). So you can track things like which device someone started a program on and if they moved to a tablet and then if they moved back…you can see resolution and pixel depth.

What is Cmi5? A new set of rules for xAPI

LearnUpon

Ben Clark of Rustici Software has described how cmi5 augments xAPI as follows: “xAPI is wide open, there’s so much this standard can do that people don’t know what to expect out of it and they don’t know how to track certain things consistently.

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Moving and receiving xAPI data in an LRS rich environment

Experience API

LMSs: LMSs are used to play and track eLearning content and can often allow users to analyze the data they play. The Brothers Donnelly are using Zapier and Watershed to track Slack conversations and Github commits, which they correlate to learning that happens via SCORM Cloud.

xAPI Shifting to 3rd Gear

MakingBetter

Between November 2014’s xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI track at DevLearn 2014, we hit our stride. We had people well outside of the ADL bubble talking about real world things things they were using xAPI to accomplish. You might be surprised to find out we’re in 2nd gear.

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Reflections on DevLearn’s xAPI Hyperdrive

MakingBetter

Megan & I spent the bulk of our time helping the eLearning Guild with the xAPI Hyperdrive and the xAPI in Practice track. Speaking of events, ADL has a PlugFest happening in December in Orlando.

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The ongoing work of learning standards

Litmos

The Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) initiative of the Department of Defense finally had enough. The ADL provided compliance testing, so that content and systems could be validated for interoperability. The goal is to track a richer suite of information about behaviors.

Day 5: xAPI and more – what next for SCORM?

LearnUpon

On day one of our series, we learned that AICC (Aviation Industry Computer-Based-Training Committee) can be considered the first eLearning standard, used to track how learners progress through course content. Moving beyond those limitations, xAPI can track learning in almost any context.

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Tin Can API & the Future of E-Learning

Learnnovators

This standard is being developed by Rustici Software (with a world-wide active community participating and contributing) for Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) – the keepers of SCORM. However, ‘Experience API’ is ADL’s official name for this standard.

A Glance Back at xAPI; A Look Ahead at Data Ownership

MakingBetter

There’s a group hosted by ADL that is working towards this. Activity Providers could be a lot more transparent about what interactions they’re capable of tracking. The tl;dr : Like hardware, w hen it comes to data, if you can’t open it, you don’t own it.

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mLearnCon 2012

Upside Learning

While there were several exhibitors and presenter focused around learning management, the one technical area that captured my imagination as a designer of instruction – The Tin Can API , this single major development coming from ADL.

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Tin Can API, the evolution of SCORM

Paradiso

Originally developed by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), an initiative of the Unite States Department of Defense, SCORM was designed to standardize and modernize their training courses. Learning can be tracked both on and offline.

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What is Tin Can?

eFront

ADL (the keepers of SCORM) is the steward of this new specification aka “the next generation of SCORM.”. Both SCORM and Tin Can API allow track completion; track time; track pass/fail; and report a single score. Providers have come to realize that learning experiences happen everywhere (not just in the LMS) and Tin Can adopters want to give their users the ability to easily track these experiences.

xAPI, LRS – The Interview

eLearning 24-7

Aaron, can you tell me a little bit about your background and how you became involved with ADL? Two months after my layoff, a company called CTC recruited me to work for ADL. I worked with ADL from 2003-2006 and participated in the Technical Working Group afterwards.

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5 Ways Tin Can API Revolutionizes eLearning

Bottom-Line Performance

With the Tin Can API, all of these experiences can be tracked and accounted for. ADL commissioned Rustici Software to develop the specification, which looks to supplant SCORM as the go-to eLearning spec of the 2010′s…and then some. We can track more details than ever before.

What is Tin Can API?

LearnUpon

While the SCORM standard isn’t going anywhere soon, Tin Can has redefined some of the fundamental practices of tracking learning experiences. The SCORM specification was introduced by ADL in 1999. Once an LMS is Tin Can compliant, it can track, store and report on relevant statements.

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#DevLearn retrospective: Start dreaming about the future of eLearning

Challenge to Learn

The guy sitting on the left is Aron Silvers from ADL. They changed the standard from a tracking and tracing system (Scorm) into a learning experience facilitator. This year more than ever DevLearn addressed the future of eLearning.

Building the Next Generation of SCORM

Integrated Learnings

There have been a lot of changes in internet technology over those years, as well as, many changes in how professional learning is administered and tracked. Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) is leading the effort for the next generation of SCORM. The data tracked by existing specifications is not exposed to developers in a standard way and requires LMS expertise to access. It will collect activity streams similar to the way social media applications track activity streams.

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Thinking Context in the Design Process

Clark Quinn

I was talking to the ADL Mobile folks about mobile design processes, and as usual I was going on about how mobile is not the sweet spot for courses (augmenting yes, full delivery no). For you too, or where am I going off track?

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July 2010 Monthly Roundup: 10 Most Popular Posts

Upside Learning

This post talks about the three important things from the 2 nd part of the mLearnCon workshop – Planning Framework, When To Use Mobile Learning and ADL Mobile Learning. detailing how eLearning will actually transform from a content delivery and tracking mechanism.

Learning Ecosystems: How to add data sources & iterate [Guide]

Watershed

In short, you’ll need: an access point for learners, a system to track data about learner activities, and a database to hold that data for analysis. Either way, try to iterate in a logical way, while adding tracking methods and data sources related to what you’ve already connected.

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What is SCORM?

Growth Engineering

The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative (ADL) answered the call, and developed the Sharable Content Object Reference Model, more conveniently known as SCORM. The ADL has emerged once more to steward in the new age of eLearning specification.

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SCORM – Set of Standards that make Courses and LMS Compatible

Paradiso

So, normally it is ADL (Advanced Distributed Learning – a research group) that handles all the aspects related to SCORM. However, it is not mandatory to go through the process via the ADL route only.

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SCORM Compliance and Tin Can Api

Paradiso

SCORM compliance lets course authors create dynamic and engaging content which, aside from being able to be played on LMS platforms, gives trainers the chance to track progress. SCORM was originally developed way back in the 90s by Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL), an initiative of the U.S.

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SCORM vs Tin Can API: The difference between compact discs and iTunes

ProProfs

At some point in the past, eLearning standards were built for facilitating interoperability between content and LMS; now with SCORM and especially Tin Can API, it’s about tracking learning experiences as much as it is about interoperability. Track informal learning (simulation, games etc).

Getting contextual

Clark Quinn

For the current ADL webinar series on mobile, I gave a presentation on contextualizing mobile in the larger picture of L&D (a natural extension of my most recent books).

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Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

You want to implement your courseware to the SCORM standard if you plan to have it launched and/or tracked under an LMS. One case is building a one-off course that needs simple tracking/reporting and will never run under an LMS. If you won't ever need to run it under an LMS, then SCORM is overhead you don't need (see Tracking Without an LMS ). In these cases, I'm not tracking and likely it's not under the LMS.

DevLearn Thoughts: Is Game Based Learning Misunderstood?

Bottom-Line Performance

There’s no way to track learner activity in games, so I can’t use it. If an activity is happening outside of the LMS, learner activity could not be tracked. We had a great time at DevLearn 2012 in Las Vegas.

What are SCORM and AICC, By the Way?

CommLab India

For instance, a SCORM-compliant e-learning course can be hosted on and tracked by any LMS which complies with the SCORM learning standard. If you have ever been involved in online course design and development, you might have come across e-learning professionals talking about AICC and SCORM.

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